Prediction of concrete fatigue durability using Bayesian neural networks

  • Marek Słoński Cracow University of Technology


The utility of Bayesian neural networks to predict concrete fatigue durability as a function of concrete mechanical parameters of a specimen and characteristics of the loading cycle is investigated. Bayesian approach to learning neural networks allows automatic control of the complexity of the non-linear model, calculation of error bars and automatic determination of the relevance of various input variables. Comparative results on experimental data set show that Bayesian neural network works well.


Bayesian neural networks, concrete fatigue durability, prediction,


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Nov 30, 2022
How to Cite
SŁOŃSKI, Marek. Prediction of concrete fatigue durability using Bayesian neural networks. Computer Assisted Methods in Engineering and Science, [S.l.], v. 12, n. 2-3, p. 259-265, nov. 2022. ISSN 2956-5839. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 23 june 2024.